demoralized
demoralized demoralized adj. made less hopeful or enthusiastic; rendered pessimistic; as, the demoralized Iraqi ground troops put up little resistance.

Syn: discouraged, disheartened. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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